Pupils of Rimantas Grigos in Panevėžys 76:56 (26:14, 15:15, 20:14, 15:13) defeated the Israeli national team. Both teams will meet again on Tuesday in Jonava.
Leading from the first minutes of the match, the Lithuanians did not allow their advantage to be doubted until the end of the match. Even after losing 30 balls, our team managed to increase the lead during the whole match. The Lithuanian national team outplayed the opponents in the battle behind the basket the most – 44 rebounds (14 in attack), Israel – 21.
He played most productively in the Lithuanian ranks Laura Juškaitė (17 points) and Giedrė Labuckienė (16). Came from the bench to the match Daugilė Šarauskaitė added 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Israel: Eden Rotberg 14, Gili Eisner 12 points.
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